Saturday, June 30, 2007

White Trash - White Trash [1991]

Country: USA
Year: 1991
Line up: Dave Alvin (vocals), Ethan Collins (guitar), Aaron Collins (bass), Mike Caldarella (drums)

Track Listing
1. Apple Pie
2. Don't U Judge Me Do
3. Take My Soul
4. Po' White Trash
5. Backstage Pass
6. Lil' Nancy
7. Buzz
8. The Crawl
9. Baby
10. E.D.A.S.E.
11. Party Line
12. Good God
13. Prayer B4 Pizza

Request of: Tim S

Fletchanator's comment: This is one for those who like their hard rock with plenty of funk. After all, it's not every day you find a rock band with a horn section. This line up put out just the one album, before singer Dave Alvin got rid of the horns and put out another straight forward rock album in 1994. The sound on this self-titled release is best comparable to Ugly Kid Joe. It's not my cup of tea, but it was requested, so here it is.

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White Eagle - Bustin' Ass [1993]

Country: USA
Year: 1993
Line up: Matthew Black (vocals), Jack Pemma (guitar), Terry Tallerino (bass), Sean Haiker (drums)

Track Listing
1. Sex Fever
2. Take Me For A Ride
3. Time
4. Hot Wet Kiss
5. Love Games
6. Shadow Of Love

Request of: JC

Fletchanator's comment: lists this as No 5 on its Ebay rarities list, with an average cost of $458, so you know this baby's rare. The only album released by California foursome White Eagle, the band put it out on their own label. For an indy release, it's top notch stuff, particularly the ballads Time and Shadow of Love. I don't know anything else about the band, such as what happened to them, except that according to posts on the heavy harmonies forum, guitarist Jack Pemma passed away in 2004.

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Roughhouse - Roughhouse [1988]

Country: USA
Year: 1988
Line up: Luis Rivera (vocals), Gregg Malack (guitar), Rex Eisen (guitar), Dave Weakley (bass), Mike Natalini (drums)

Track Listing
1. Don't Go Away
2. Tonite
3. Love Is Pain
4. Can't Find Love
5. Love Or Lust
6. Teeze Me Pleeze Me
7. Midnight Madness
8. Without You
9. Justify
10. Racin'
11. Fantasy

Request of: Giulio

Fletchanator's comment: The one and only album released by Pennsylvania five-piece Roughhouse, who were dropped by their label just a year later and folded in 1991. It's a shame, because this self-titled recording is good stuff. Singer Luis Rivera has a vocal style reminiscent of Motley Crue's Vince Neil in the early days (ie Too Fast For Love). The musicianship is solid, with good guitaring. Guitarist Rex Eisen would later join nu metal band Static X, before being kicked out when he was arrested for having sex with an underage girl. Don't let that stop you from enjoying this album though - it's a good listen.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jesse Strange - Looking for some Strange [2006]

Country: USA
Year: 2006
Line up: Grant Tibor (vocals), Scott Migone (guitar), Danny Lullie (bass), Paul Trust (drums/keyboards)

Track Listing
1. If Whiskey Was A Woman
2. Looking For Some Strange
3. Boggy Creek
4. Bottom Of The Bottle
5. What's Loving For
6. My Kind Of Lover
7. Wildside Of Heaven
8. The Island Song
9. Another Silent Night
10. It's My Life
11. Sex Is Suicide
12. Revelation

Request of: Kamil

Fletchanator's comment: Florida rockers Jesse Strange released a self-titled album in 1992, and then nothing was heard from them for more than a decade, until last year, when they independently released this album, made up of unreleased material from the early 90s. The sound changes back and forth, as you'd expect for an album made up of material cobbled together, with similarities to Y&T, Trixter and even Enuff Z'nuff.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Dirty White Boy - Bad Reputation [1990]

Country: USA
Year: 1990
Line up: David Glen Eisley (vocals), Earl Slick (guitar), F Kirk Alley (bass), Keni Richards (drums)

Track Listing
1. Bad Reputation
2. Lazy Crazy
3. Let's Spend Mama's Money
4. You Give Me Love
5. Dead Cat Alley
6. Hammer On The Heart
7. Hard Times
8. Soul Of A Loaded Gun
9. One Good Reason
10. Badlands

Request of: Giulio

Fletchanator's comment: Drawing together former Giuffria vocalist David Glen Eisley and guitarist Earl Slick (who has played with such bands as Doro, King Kobra, Little Caesar and with David Coverdale), Dirty White Boy had a lot of hype when they put out Bad Reputation in 1990. Unfortunately they were another victim of the backlash against hair metal in the early 90s, which is a shame, because their only album was a great effort. It has a harder, bluesier edge than Giuffria, while mixing in some great melodic moments.

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Johnny Crash - Neighbourhood Threat [1990]

Country: UK/USA
Year: 1990
Line up: Vicki James Wright (vocals), August Warchell (guitar), Christopher Stewart (guitar), Andy Rogers (bass), Stephen Adamo (drums)

Track Listing
1. Hey Kid
2. No Bones About It
3. All The Way In Love
4. Thrill Of The Kill
5. Axe To The Wax
6. Sink Or Swim
7. Crack Of Dawn
8. Freedom Road
9. Halfway To Heaven
10. Trigger Happy
11. Baby's Like A Piano

Request of: Mau

Fletchanator's comment: The one and only album by Johnny Crash, a band that featured former Tokyo Blade singer Vicki James Wright. The sound is pure LA sleaze rock in the style of LA Guns and Dirty Looks.

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H.S.A.S. - Through the Fire [1984]

Country: USA
Year: 1984
Line up: Sammy Hagar (vocals), Neal Schon (guitar), Kenny Aaronson (bass), Michael Shrieve (drums)

Track Listing
1. Top Of The Rock
2. Missing You
3. Animation
4. Valley Of The Kings
5. Giza
6. Whiter Shade Of Pale
7. Hot And Dirty
8. He Will Understand
9. My Home Town

Fletchanator's comment: What do you get when you take a singer from one of the biggest hair metal bands of all time, and the guitarist from arguably the most successful AOR band ever? Well, unfortunately, an end product that isn't as good as either of those bands. But that's not to say that H.S.A.S. isn't worth listening to, because it is. Just don't go expecting something that'll top Van Halen and Journey, because it's not here. Mind you, that's probably impossible anyway.
The abbreviated name stands for Hagar, Schon, Aaronson and Shrieve. The last two aren't big names, but every hair metal/AOR fans will surely know Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) and Neal Schon (Journey). Schon is a vastly underrated guitarist, who gets to show off his axemanship on this album, in a different style than Journey, more hard rock than AOR (especially on Valley of the Kings and Giza). Hagar is a great singer, and that's no different here. Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale makes for an interesting cover, and the best songs on the album, in my opinion are Missing You and the Van Halen-esque Hot and Dirty and He Will Understand. H.S.A.S. was short-lived, with just one album, as Schon went on to play with Bad English, Hardline and later rejoined Journey, while Hagar of course replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Podcast #2

The second House of Hairspray podcast is done, and this one is the Movie Soundtrack edition. I've hand-picked a few hair metal songs from movie soundtracks, most of them from the 1980s. What songs? You'll have to listen to find out!

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mr Nasty - .38 Caliber Kisses [1990]

Country: USA
Year: 1990
Line up: Dee Dee Sweet (vocals), Scott Bittner (guitar), Doug Banx (guitar), Tom Coleman (bass), Monti Monroe (drums)

Track Listing
1. Guns n' Money
2. EZ Action
3. Love Rockit
4. Shakin' The Walls
5. Rag Doll
6. Die My Hare
7. Telephone Line
8. Kandyluv
9. Tame My Tiger
10. Just Too Young To Know

Request of: Rich

Fletchanator's comment: The debut album of New York sleaze rockers Mr Nasty, who sound a lot like Faster Pussycat. Singer Dee Dee Sweet has the same gravelly voice and swagger as Taime Downe, and the sound is the same kind of Sunset Strip sleaze as FP were famous for.
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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Noyz - Noyz [1992]

Country: USA
Year: 1992
Line up: Jason Loud (vocals), Tommy Lee Davis (guitar), Karl Heinz (bass, keyboards), Steve Loud (drums)
1. Texas Prelude
2. Texas Ranger
3. Made It By Rock 'N Roll
4. Bombs Blast
5. Deep in Rock 'N Roll
6. Eye's
7. Ms. Meantreater
8. Vermin 'R' Out
9. Oh' Darling
10. The Butcher
11. Zion

Fletchanator's comment: If you've listened to the first podcast, you heard "Bombs Blast". I honestly don't know too much about this band, other than this was their only album and it's as rare as hen's teeth. The singer sounds kind of like Dee Snyder from Twisted Sister and at times the overall sound is like a cross between WASP and Jackyl.
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Signal - Loud and Clear [1990]

Country: USA
Year: 1990
Line up: Mark Free (vocals), Danny Jacob (guitar), Erik Scott (bass / keyboards), Jan Uvena (drums)

Track Listing
1. Arms Of A Stranger
2. Does It Feels Like Love
3. My Mistake
4. This Love, This Time
5. Wake Up You Little Fool
6. Liar
7. Could This Be Love
8. You Won't See Me Cry
9. Go
10. Run Into The Night

Fletchanator's comment: The one and only album released by Signal, featuring former King Kobra vocalist Mark Free. They only lasted a couple of years, but this band had a great melodic rock sound, similar to Bad English or Danger Danger. Interestingly, Free has undergone a sex change operation and now records albums as a woman, going by the name Marcie Free. (Note: I played You Won't See Me Cry on the first House of Hairspray podcast)

Download (NEW LINK NOV 2015)

Change to request method

Hi guys,

It's a shame that one idiot had to go and ruin things there for a bit, but the problem was easily solved. I've gotten rid of the comments section, since it's way too easy to abuse.

Instead of putting your requests in the comments section, now you'll need to email them to me at:

Thanks for your support and patience,


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wild Horses - Stand Your Ground [1981]

Country: UK
Year: 1981
Line up: Brian Robertson (vocals / guitar), Neil Carter (guitar / keyboards), Jimmy Bain (bass), Clive Edwards (drums).

Track Listing
1. I'll Give You Love
2. In The City
3. Another Lover
4. Back In The U.S.A.
5. Stand Your Ground
6. Axe
7. Miami Justice
8. Precious
9. New York City
10. Stake Out

Fletchanator's comment: This is old school rock from UK band Wild Horses, the second and last album they put out. Singer Brian Robertson was formerly a guitarist for Thin Lizzy (he played during the band's biggest years, on tracks like 1976's The Boys Are Back in Town). Bassist Jimmy Bain was in Rainbow for a couple of years with Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore in the mid-70s. Those two bands - Thin Lizzy and Rainbow - are probably a good reference point for Wild Horses' sound. It's straight forward 70s-style rock.

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Brighton Rock - Young Wild and Free [1986]

Country: Canada
Year: 1986
Line up: Gerry McGhee (vocals), Greg Frazer (guitar), Stevie Skreebs (bass), Johnny Rogers (keyboards), Mark Cavarzan (drums)

Track Listing
1. Young, Wild And free
2. We Came To Rock
3. Change Of Heart
4. Can't Wait For The Night
5. Assault Attack
6. Jack Is Back
7. Save Me
8. Nobody's Hero
9. Barricade
10. Rock n' Roll Kid

Fletchanator's comment: The debut album from Canadian rockers Brighton Rock, this is awesome from start to finish. These guys did rocking tunes (Assault Attack, We Came to Rock) and ballads (Can't Wait for the Night) equally well, and showed good musicianship all round. If you've never heard Brighton Rock before, you're missing out - get this now!


Dirty Blonde - Passion [1989]

Country: USA
Year: 1989
Line up: Jimmi St. James (vocals / guitar), Kezzy McCafferty (guitar), Ray Riendeau (bass), Brad Williams (drums)

Track Listing
1. I Got The Itch
2. Restless, Young & Wild
3. Passion
4. Sad Teresa
5. (That’s When) Push Comes To Shove
6. Girls Nite Out
7. Hooked On Lovin’ You
8. Hearts On Fire
9. Whiskey In My Veins
10. Ladies In Mercedes
11. Bad Boy Leroy Brown
12. Dynomite
13. 2 Cool 4 School

Fletchanator's comment: Another one-album-and-gone band, Dirty Blonde were from LA and played the kind of music you'd expect from Sunset Strip in the late 80s and early 90s - sleazy rock in the style of LA Guns and Ratt, but also with a more melodic streak than either of those bands. Most of the songs are good, although why they decided to remake Jim Croce's Bad Bad Leroy Brown is anyone's guess - either way, the song stinks. The song Push Comes to Shove was featured on the first House of Hairspray podcast.
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Friday, June 8, 2007

House of Hairspray podcast #1

Hey guys,

Here's a little project I've started - the official House of Hairspray podcast. It's basically just half an hour of hair metal music with me rambling on about... well, stuff.

The first podcast includes songs from a few albums I'm going to be uploading on here very soon.

Check it out, let me know what you think. Oh, and if you want to request any songs for the podcast, leave them on this posting.


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Chrissy Steele - Magnet to Steele [1991]

Country: Canada
Year: 1991
Line up: Chrissy Steele (vocals), Brian Macleod (guitar), Pat Stewart (drums)

Track Listing
1. Love You Til It Hurts
2. Armed And Dangerous
3. Move Over
4. Love Don't Last Forever
5. Try Me
6. Two Bodies
7. Murder In The First Degree
8. King Of Hearts
9. Magnet To Steel
10. Two Lips (Don't Make A Kiss)
11. Cry Myself To Sleep

Fletchanator's comment: The one and only solo recording by Canadian rock chick Chrissy Steele. Not only was she hot, but this chick could seriously sing. Some of the songs on this album were written by Loverboy's Mike Reno, so expect plenty of material about love and relationships. The other songwriter was Jeff Paris, who wrote some of Vixen's biggest hits - it's no coincidence then that Chrissy Steele ends up sounding like a one-women Vixen at times (the ballad Love Don't Last Forever is the best song Vixen never recorded).

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Cherry St - Squeeze it Dry [1993]

Country: USA
Year: 1993
Line up: Roxy Dahl (vocals), Tom Monroe Mathers (guitar), Taz (guitar), Spinner (bass), Sam (drums)

Track Listing
1. No Doubt About
2. Jenn
3. Cherry St.
4. Sure Was Fine
5. Mary Goes Round
6. Ahl
7. Whiskey
8. Ring Around The Rosie
9. Here I Come
10. Shake Down Sally
11. Speak No Evil
12. Ahhl

Fletchanator's comment: This was the debut album of a glam band from (where else?) LA, and the only album to feature this line-up (the other members would come back with different vocalists later on). Singer Roxy Dahl, who went on to join LA Guns for one album under his real name, Chris Van Dahl, has a raspy voice that gives the band an overall sound like Britny Fox, Cinderella and KIX.

Download (NEW LINK NOV 2015)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Cobra - First Strike [1983]

Country: USA
Year: 1983
Line up: Jimi Jamison (vocals), Mandy Meyer (guitar), Jack Holder (guitar), Tommy Keiser (bass), Jeff Klaven (drums)

Track Listing
1. Blood On Your Money
2. Only You Can Rock Me
3. Travelin' Man
4. I've Been A Fool Before
5. First Strike
6. Danger Zone
7. Looking At You
8. Fallen Angel
9. What Love Is
10. Thorn In Your Flesh

Fletchanator's comment: Another one-record-and-out band, Cobra are probably best remembered for featuring Jimi Jamison before he joined Survivor (where he replaced beret-wearing Dave Bickler and sang such hits as Burning Heart and The Moment of Truth). Jamison's singing makes it hard not to compare this with Survivor - if you like Survivor you'll dig this.

Download (NEW LINK NOV 2015)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Zinatra - The Great Escape [1990]

Country: Holland
Year: 1990
Line up: Joss Mennen (vocals), Sebastian Floris (guitar), Gino Rerimassie (guitar), Ronald J. Lieberton (bass), Ed Rockx (drums)

Track Listing
1. The Great Escape
2. Take It To The Top
3. Two Sides Of Love
4. There She Was
5. Love Never Dies
6. Unknown Skies
7. Too Blind To See
8. Candyman
9. Hold On
10. Hold On
11. Only Your Heart
12. Jekyll And Hyde
13. The Roaring Silence
14. You Only Live Once
15. Don't Boogy with the Devil

Fletchanator's comment: How about a little AOR from Holland? Here we've got the second and last release from Zinatra, who play a brand of keyboard-oriented rock and can lay claim to one of the corniest album covers of all time. After this band folded, keyboardist Robbie Valentine went on to solo fame in Japan, while singer Joss Mennen started up a band with the name Mennen. If you like bands like Journey and Loverboy, you'll like Zinatra.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Dangerous Toys - Hellacious Acres [1991]

Country: USA
Year: 1991
Line up: Jason McMaster (vocals), Scott Dalhover (guitar), Danny Aaron (guitar), Mike Watson (bass), Mark Geary (drums)

Track Listing
1. Gunfighter
2. Gimme No Lip
3. Sticks And Stones
4. Best Of Friends
5. On Top
6. Sugar, Leather And The Nail
7. Angel N.U.
8. Feel Like Makin’ Love
9. Line ‘Em Up
10. Gypsy (Black n’ Blue Valentine)
11. Bad Guy

Fletchanator's comment: Dangerous Toys formed in Austin, Texas in 1981, but didn't release an album until their self-titled effort in 1989. This is their follow-up to that album, which continued their success. Songs like Gimme No Lip and Line 'Em Up got plenty of airplay back in the day, and being the sucker that I am for good hard rock ballads, I like Best of Friends a lot. A cover of Bad Company's Feel Like Makin' Love is included amongst a line-up of southern hard rock tunes that'll have your toes tapping.

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Dirty Looks - One Bad Leg [1994]

Country: USA
Year: 1994
Line up: Henrik Ostergaard (vocals/guitar), Paul Lidel (guitar), Jack Pyers (bass), Gene Barnett (drums)

Track Listing
1. Point Of View
2. One Bad Leg
3. Hello It's Me
4. The Rotten Kind
5. Lamb's Breath
6. Anesthesia
7. Loveless
8. Y.M.I.
9. Better Off Dead
10. Anyway You Want
11. Raining In The Sun
12. Like I Do
13. Quite So High
14. Oh Ruby (Live)
15. Cool From The Wire (Live)

Fletchanator's comment: The eighth album by Dirty Looks, and one of two the band released in 1994. Despite the fact that grunge had practically killed glam metal by that time, Dirty Looks continued to put out a good brand of party sleaze metal. As a bonus, this release contains two live songs from the fantastic Cool From The Wire album (one of my earlier uploads).

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Beau Nasty - Dirty But Dressed Well [1989]

Country: USA
Year: 1989
Line up: Mark Anthony Fretz (vocals), Brian Young (guitar), George Bernhardt (guitar), Doug Baker (bass), Mike Terrana (drums)

Track Listing
1. Shake It
2. Goodbye Rosie
3. Gimme Lovin'
4. Paradise In The Sand
5. Dirty, But Well Dressed
6. Love To The Bone
7. Gemini
8. Piece Of The Action
9. Make A Wish
10. Love Potion No 9

Fletchanator's comment: The sole album put out by LA rockers Beau Nasty, this is party rock with a hint of groove, capped off with raspy vocals in the style of Dirty Looks or Ratt. Paradise in the Sand is a great ballad, and the album also includes a kick ass cover of 50s/60s hit Love Potion No 9.

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Hurricane - Take What You Want [1985]

Country: USA
Year: 1985
Line up: Kelly Hanson (vocals), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), Jay Schellen (drums)

1. Take Me In Your Arms
2. The Girls Are Out Tonight
3. Take What You Want
4. Hurricane
5. It's Only Heaven
6. Hot and Heavy
7. La Tuna

Fletchanator's comment: This is the debut album of LA band Hurricane . This band has a link with Quiet Riot - Tony Cavazo and Robert Sarzo are the younger brothers of Rioters Rudy Sarzo and Carlos Cavazo. But the real highlight of this album is the awesome vocals of Kelly Hanson - the guy's got great pipes. Expect crisp, melodic hard rock.

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